[csaa-forum] CFP: 'Nineties' issue of MC Journal
jay.thompson at unimelb.edu.au
Thu Jul 5 10:50:22 ACST 2018
Please find below the Call for Papers for a special issue of M/C Journal on the 1990s, which Dr. Sally Breen and I are co-editing.
For expressions of interest or inquiries, please let us know via the email address listed below.
Jay Daniel Thompson
for the 'Nineties' issue of M/C Journal
In 2016, The New York Times published an article entitled "The Return of the '90s". In that article, journalist Alexander Fury wrote: "for those who lived through it, there was a sense of transience, of not only a century but of a millennium drawing to a close. Of both relentlessly looking forward to the promise of the brave and the new and back via an exhaustive sputtering of revivals."
Fury is correct: the 1990s was a transient, eclectic, unpredictable decade. The recent revival of the series Twin Peaks (originally screened in 1990-1) suggests that this decade has made a kind of "comeback", at least in the realm of popular culture.
This issue of M/C Journal will revisit the period spanning 1990 to 1999. Areas of investigation could include:
* Shutting down the 20th Century: where did the 1980s end and the 1990s begin?
* Paranoia: Y2K and otherwise tilting into the new millennium
* Technological insurgence and the widespread emergence of the Internet
* Grunge, alternative subcultures and 'Generation X'
* Hybridity, globalisation and popular culture
* High art/low art collapse and genre fluidity
* The function of retro and nostalgia in, and about, the 1990s
Prospective contributors should email an abstract of 100-250 words and a brief biography to the issue editors. Abstracts should include the article title and should describe your research question, approach, and argument. Biographies should be about three sentences (maximum 75 words) and should include your institutional affiliation and research interests. Articles should be 3000 words (plus bibliography). All articles will be double-blind refereed and must adhere to MLA style (6th edition).
* Article deadline: 5 Oct. 2018
* Release date: 5 Dec. 2018
* Editors: Jay Daniel Thompson and Sally Breen
Please submit articles through this Website. Send any enquiries to nineties at journal.media-culture.org.au<mailto:nineties at journal.media-culture.org.au>.
Dr. Jay Daniel Thompson | Subject Coordinator
Media and Communications | School of Culture and Communication |
Faculty of Arts
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Website General Editor, Cultural Studies Association of Australasia
Telephone: +61 3 0439 488 046
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